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    New York dispatched more than 6,300 recovering coronavirus patients into vulnerable nursing homes during the height of the pandemic, officials said this week. The transfers were made under a now-scrapped, highly criticized policy that barred nursing homes from refusing to take in COVID-19 patients — a directive from the Cuomo administration intending to free up hospital beds for the sickest patients. New York is now home to one of the highest nursing home death tolls in the nation, with...
    New York dispatched more than 6,300 recovering coronavirus patients into vulnerable nursing homes during the height of the pandemic, officials said this week. The transfers were made under a now-scrapped, highly criticized policy that barred nursing homes from refusing to take in COVID-19 patients — a directive from the Cuomo administration intending to free up hospital beds for the sickest patients. New York is now home to one of the highest nursing home death tolls in the nation, with more...
    A top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo is getting hammered on Twitter after engaging in snarky social media attacks against critics of the administration’s controversial nursing home policy during the coronavirus pandemic. Cuomo senior adviser Richard Azzopardi struck back on Twitter Tuesday after upstate Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik and others scoffed at a state Health Department report that absolved the administration of any responsibility for more than 6,000 presumed or confirmed deaths of nursing home residents from COVID-19. The...
            by Mary Rose Corkery  Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s orders sent more than 6,300 coronavirus patients to nursing homes at the height of the pandemic, new numbers from state officials show. Thousands of elderly coronavirus patients died after Cuomo issued an order March 25 mandating assisted-living facilities admit coronavirus patients, and state officials are now reporting that the number of admitted carriers is even higher than previous estimates. ”The data shows that the nursing home residents got COVID from the...
    Another day, another scapegoat. Or two. For months, Gov. ­Andrew Cuomo has been desperate to find somebody, anybody, to blame for the nursing-home carnage he helped to cause. The list of those he blamed was blasphemous — it started with God. It was ludicrous when he later aimed at President Trump and The Post. His latest bid is simply scandalous. Cuomo has the nerve to blame grieving family members and heroic nursing-home staffers, charging they were the ones who infected...
    State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker “reports” that his March 25 order forcing nursing homes to admit COVID-positive patients had nothing to do with the later deaths of thousands of residents from the virus. No one will buy this, no matter how much Zucker wasted on consultants. Zucker and Gov. Andrew Cuomo have defended the order even after rescinding it May 10. Cuomo has instead blamed the deaths on home administrators’ greed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and even...
    A new report from the state of New York revealed Monday that more than 6,300 COVID-19 patients were admitted into hundreds of nursing homes throughout the state, which certainly contributed to the thousands of nursing home-related COVID-19 deaths in the state. The Associated Press reported that more than 6,400 of New Yorks COVID-19 deaths were linked to long-term care facilities or nursing homes. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) implemented a state policy requiring nursing homes to admit patients even if...
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York hospitals released more than 6,300 recovering coronavirus patients into nursing homes during the height of the pandemic under a controversial, now-scrapped policy, state officials said Monday, but they argued it was not to blame for one of the nation’s highest nursing home death tolls. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration, which has taken intense criticism over the policy, instead contended the virus’ rampant spread through the state’s nursing homes was propelled by more than 20,000 infected...
    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A Mount Vernon nursing home is experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19 among residents and employees, Skagit County health officials said . So far, 21 residents and employees at Mira Vista Care Center have tested positive for the coronavirus, the Skagit Valley Herald reported. The first case was confirmed June 19, and others were confirmed with follow-up testing, officials said Monday. Most cases have been mild or asymptomatic. “In congregate living situations, COVID-19 can be very...
    A special investigation, commissioned by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration, claims that health care workers, who cared for patients in adult care and nursing facilities, are to blame for hundreds of COVID-19 deaths and not the governor’s own policy forcing such facilities to accept coronavirus-positive patients. “New York hospitals released more than 6,300 recovering coronavirus patients into nursing homes during the height of the pandemic under a controversial, now-scrapped policy,” The Associated Press reported late Monday, quoting an official...
    By Belén Carreño and Nathan Allen MADRID (Reuters) - The Spanish government is still not able to say how many nursing home residents have died because of the coronavirus, according to a Health Ministry document seen by Reuters, which puts the blame on a lack of good enough data from regional authorities. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has repeatedly pledged to disclose the impact of the coronavirus in nursing homes - whose elderly residents are particularly vulnerable to the respiratory disease...
    PARIS (Reuters) - The number of people who have died from coronavirus infection in France rose by 13 to 29,933 on Tuesday, but that figure takes into account a downward revision of fatalities in nursing homes. The number of people who died in hospitals increased by 34 to 19,457, compared to the daily average of 23 over the past seven days. The health ministry also reported the death toll in nursing homes now stands at 10,476, versus 10,497 a week...
    Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s orders sent more than 6,300 coronavirus patients to nursing homes at the height of the pandemic, new numbers from state officials show. Thousands of elderly coronavirus patients died after Cuomo issued an order March 25 mandating assisted-living facilities admit coronavirus patients, and state officials are now reporting that the number of admitted carriers is even higher than previous estimates. ​”The data shows that the nursing home residents got COVID from the staff, and presumably,...
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An independent commission is going to review the performance of Maine’s nursing homes during the pandemic. A commission of 25 experts from across the country, including one from Maine’s veterans’ homes, is launching the review as part of a federal effort to analyze nursing homes response to the coronavirus outbreak. The Maine Health Care Association said it will produce actionable changes to make residents safer and prepare for future pandemics. “The COVID-19 pandemic has been like...
    Nothing to see here, folks … The Cuomo administration’s controversial policy of requiring nursing homes to accept coronavirus patients discharged from hospitals was not responsible for spreading infection and death among frail residents, state Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker insisted in a report released Monday. Instead, the report stated it was infected nursing home staffers and visitors who spread the killer COVID-19 into nursing homes, the report said. Zucker referenced his agency’s March 25 order that directed nursing homes to...
    By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Trump administration required nursing homes to report their COVID-19 cases, it also promised to make the data available to residents, families and the public in a user-friendly way. But some facilities that have had coronavirus cases and deaths turn up as having none on Medicares COVID-19 nursing home website. Those data may be incomplete because the reporting requirements dont reach back to the start of the pandemic. Numbers dont necessarily...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Trump administration required nursing homes to report their COVID-19 cases, it also promised to make the data available to residents, families and the public in a user-friendly way. But some facilities that have had coronavirus cases and deaths turn up as having none on Medicare’s COVID-19 nursing home website. Those data may be incomplete because the reporting requirements don’t reach back to the start of the pandemic. Numbers don’t necessarily portray the full picture. “The...
    Asymptomatic staff, and possibly visitors in February and early March, unknowingly brought COVID-19 into New York nursing homes, leading to deaths among elderly residents, according to a report by the state’s health department released Monday.  The report is a direct response to criticism of a state policy Gov. Andrew Cuomo enacted in late March that said nursing homes could not refuse to admit a resident because of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection. Critics argued that policy enabled infected patients to...
    New York hospitals released more than 6,300 recovering coronavirus patients into nursing homes during the height of the pandemic under a controversial, now-scrapped policy, state officials said Monday, but they argued it was not to blame for one of the nation’s highest nursing home death tolls. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration, which has taken intense criticism over the policy, instead contended the virus’ rampant spread through the state’s nursing homes was propelled by more than 20,000 infected home staffers, many of...
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York hospitals released more than 6,300 recovering coronavirus patients into nursing homes during the height of the pandemic under a controversial, now-scrapped policy, state officials said Monday, but they argued it was not to blame for one of the nation’s highest nursing home death tolls. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration, which has taken intense criticism over the policy, instead contended the virus’ rampant spread through the state’s nursing homes was propelled by more than 20,000 infected...
    By MARINA VILLENEUVE and JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York hospitals released more than 6,300 recovering coronavirus patients into nursing homes during the height of the pandemic under a controversial, now-scrapped policy, state officials said Monday, but they argued it was not to blame for one of the nations highest nursing home death tolls. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration, which has taken intense criticism over the policy, instead contended the virus’ rampant spread through the state’s nursing...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York hospitals released more than 6,300 recovering coronavirus patients into nursing homes during the height of the pandemic under a controversial, now-scrapped policy, state officials said Monday, but they argued it was not to blame for one of the nation’s highest nursing home death tolls. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration, which has taken intense criticism over the policy, instead contended the virus’ rampant spread through the state’s nursing homes was propelled by more than 20,000 infected...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York hospitals released more than 6,300 recovering coronavirus patients into nursing homes during the height of the pandemic under a controversial, now-scrapped policy, state officials said Monday, but they argued it was not to blame for one of the nation’s highest nursing home death tolls. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration, which has taken intense criticism over the policy, instead contended the virus’ rampant spread through the state’s nursing homes was propelled by more than 20,000 infected...
    Nothing to see here folks … The Cuomo administration’s controversial policy of requiring nursing homes to accept coronavirus patients discharged from hospitals was not responsible for spreading infection and death and among frail residents, state Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker insisted in a report released Monday. Instead, the report stated it was infected nursing home staffers and visitors who spread the killer COVID-19 into nursing homes, the report said. Zucker referenced his agency’s March 25 order that directed nursing homes...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Nail salons and dog runs were back in business on Monday as New York City entered a new phase in the easing of coronavirus restrictions, but indoor restaurant dining will be postponed indefinitely in order to prevent a spike in new infections. Mayor Bill de Blasio said about 50,000 more people will come back to work as the city enters Phase 3 of reopening, which in addition to nail salons includes tattoo parlors, indoor tanning and...